Copt Hewick, Harrogate
Smeeden Foreman was commissioned to carry out works to the park and gardens of a large private house. This included an initial site survey, sketch and detailed design, tendering the works and implementation. An extended lake, boardwalk through reed beds and tree planting works have now been successfully completed on site, with further work to follow. Proposals included improvements to the lake and wetland area, formal gardens close to the house for entertaining, a productive kitchen garden and new entrance gates and driveways to the estate. Additional work included historical, ecological, bat, newt and arboricultural surveys. One of the most important elements of the project was to recognise the historical significance of the estate whilst creating a plan for the client that matched modern needs.